Penrith City

Worker productivity

In Penrith City, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $297,181 per worker in 2020/21.

Worker productivity by industry is calculated by dividing the industry value add by the number of persons employed in that industry. It shows which industries generate the most value add per employee. Some industry sectors, such as retail trade, are not highly productive per worker, but they employ a lot of people. Other industries, such as mining, employ fewer people but generate high levels of productivity. Each plays an important role in the economy.

Worker productivity data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total)and Employment by industry (FTE), to see the relative size of employment in each industry, and with Local workers income to see how many local workers are actually each in each industry, and with Sources of income data to see whether employment is the main way income is derived.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Penrith City - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing115,996126,010110,576128,939+5,420
Mining175,174313,75685,836388,707+89,337
Manufacturing119,359126,338127,123132,226-7,764
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250,864289,385248,443307,268+2,421
Construction102,142123,34096,977130,406+5,165
Wholesale Trade193,067203,110171,636191,430+21,431
Retail Trade70,71873,07065,21667,318+5,501
Accommodation and Food Services38,91351,54142,77154,231-3,858
Transport, Postal and Warehousing127,131133,802154,461163,183-27,330
Information Media and Telecommunications146,211215,369151,607184,690-5,397
Financial and Insurance Services297,181321,100292,153335,400+5,028
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services230,707350,307211,491312,010+19,216
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services106,093135,76499,708131,614+6,384
Administrative and Support Services145,053168,805141,523169,683+3,529
Public Administration and Safety113,727118,640111,098117,169+2,629
Education and Training81,76086,45088,22688,069-6,467
Health Care and Social Assistance78,41982,48666,80070,510+11,620
Arts and Recreation Services53,16366,20453,50471,413-340
Other Services67,13066,35268,87771,551-1,748
Total worker productivity101,412127,67999,798128,161+1,614

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Penrith City in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($297,181)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($250,864)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($230,707)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $321,100 in Financial and Insurance Services; $289,385 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $350,307 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($250,864 compared to $289,385)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($146,211 compared to $215,369)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($230,707 compared to $350,307)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($175,174 compared to $313,756)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Penrith City increased by $1,614 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Penrith City were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$89,337)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$27,330)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$21,431)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$19,216)

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